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Old 06-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default Camel Back Heads?

In the classified section of my club magazine I frequently see ads that reference camel back heads.
What exactly is a camel back head?
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Camel Back Heads?

327 dbl humps,need a set?i have an extra pair
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Camel Back Heads?

The heads have a couple of little humps in the casting near the deck surface. One chevy's early efforts to be cool like the Ford guys....didn't work......easy fellas' just yanking your chain!
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:16 PM   #4
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Default Re: Camel Back Heads?

202 valves and the rears are Also I think came in 194 and 1.50 It just means bigger valves
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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Default Re: Camel Back Heads?

Google image search: They came in 2 sizes of intake valves 2.02 and 1.94". These are the early heads from most of the 60s, without accessory holes in the ends of the heads.

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:19 PM   #6
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Default Re: Camel Back Heads?

casting mark on the ends of the cyl head, bigger valves, 1.94 or 2.02 intakes.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:35 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:50 PM   #8
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Default Re: Camel Back Heads?

They are generally referred to as Camel Hump Heads, not camel "Back".
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #9
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They are generally referred to as Camel Hump Heads, not camel "Back".
And double hump, they were also made with the acc. holes.
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:03 PM   #10
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Default Re: Camel Back Heads?

Camel Hump heads are so cool a frind of mine milled Camel Humps in his aftermarket aluminum heads.
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #11
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And double hump, they were also made with the acc. holes.

Yes later heads did come with accessory holes and were the same head otherwise.
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:06 PM   #12
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Default Re: Camel Back Heads?

To add to the above mentioned, Many versions of Camel Hump heads were made. they were used on the upper HP SBC's say 327-250 and up. The heads for the most part flow better then the LOPO versions of the day. The small valve versions are very common 1.94-1.50 but can be machined for 2.02-1.60 as GM made them both ways for a given casting number The casting number will make or break the value EG a 461 as opposed to e 461X. If you find a set of 461X heads for a good price I'd grab them. Use the online casting number listings to see what you might be buying.

For a period Hot Rod the early 327 heads without holed in the front are a good place to start with for a "Belly Button" (SBC).
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:37 PM   #13
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Default Re: Camel Back Heads?

And here I always thought it referred to heads shaped like these.
But, what do I know. I'm a Buick guy.
Learn something everyday I guess.
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:37 PM   #14
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Default Re: Camel Back Heads?

bottem line, they were the preformance head for there day.
camaros and corvettes had them.

I think they also came in 58 and 64 cc sizes with 2.02/1.60 valves
the later versions did have accessory holes in both ends.

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Old 06-19-2012, 02:38 PM   #15
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Default Re: Camel Back Heads?

The marks are actually what's left of the in gates used to feed the molten metal into the part when pouring at the foundry
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:39 PM   #16
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To add to the above mentioned, Many versions of Camel Hump heads were made. they were used on the upper HP SBC's say 327-250 and up. The heads for the most part flow better then the LOPO versions of the day. The small valve versions are very common 1.94-1.50 but can be machined for 2.02-1.60 as GM made them both ways for a given casting number The casting number will make or break the value EG a 461 as opposed to e 461X. If you find a set of 461X heads for a good price I'd grab them. Use the online casting number listings to see what you might be buying.

For a period Hot Rod the early 327 heads without holed in the front are a good place to start with for a "Belly Button" (SBC).

Just remember anything without a belly button is an alien.

The smaller combustion donot like the 2.02 valves real well, they will have to be unshrouded if you go that route.

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And here I always thought it referred to heads shaped like these.

But, what do I know. I'm a Buick guy.

Learn something everyday I guess.
Those are actually W heads, but it is an honest mistake. That is whay we congregate here to help us realize what it is that we know and what it is that we don't. I am forever running onto things that I thought that I knew and then found out that I didn't.

I have found good information when I can't remember here:

http://www.fastnuf.com/Headguide.html
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:40 PM   #17
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Default Re: Camel Back Heads?

how do you mistake a W head for just a camel head? haha

and camel heads are the ones that hold more water..duh!
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:43 PM   #18
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And double hump, they were also made with the acc. holes.
Also, Mickey Mouse heads.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #19
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What about Cameltoe heads?
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:05 PM   #20
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Default Re: Camel Back Heads?

Prone to cracks!
Comes in lightweight or heavyweight versions, some access holes.
Early models not permitted, remember, pre - 1964.
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